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 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 20, 2018 

High staff turnover this year in GCD school district

High staff turnover this year in the Grand Coulee Dam School District has led some to wonder why. In many cases, it is simply the right personal decision for the individuals involved, some said. Such is the case with Brian Daniels, who is resigning...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 20, 2018 

What's going on with consolidation?

Consolidation, or the combining of local towns, is a topic that’s been in discussion for decades. A survey conducted by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce in 2016 revealed that out of 514 respondents, the majority were in favor of consol...

 
 News    June 20, 2018 

Council briefs

ELECTRIC CITY — Council voted June 12 to make their chicken ordinance permanent, rather than having to renew it periodically. The ordinance allows citizens to raise hens but not roosters. “I’ve never seen a rooster lay an egg,” said...

 
 News    June 20, 2018 

Good tricks

Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein dazzles the crowd with rope tricks at his western comedy show sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce to finish off its Koulee Kids Fest on Saturday in...

 
 By Birdie Hensley    Opinion    June 20, 2018 

Local Lions active in community

Grand Coulee Dam Area Lions participated this weekend in the annual Koulee Kids Fest and Coulee Cruizers Auto Show. The Lions have sponsored a station for the Kids Fest for several years. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Lions was chartered in 1936 and has...

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 20, 2018 

It is time to change our tune

First off, a disclaimer: I know many of you will disagree with me on this topic, but please bear in mind that if we want change, we have to be the change. For years, Lake Roosevelt schools have gotten...

 

Richard "Dick" Carpenter

Richard "Dick" Carpenter, 75, passed away Saturday evening, June 9, 2018, in Grand Coulee, Washington. Dick was born Monday, May 17, 1943, in Bremerton, Washington, to Earl and Lela Carpenter, graduat...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, June 21, at noon at Sunbanks Resort Lodge Cantina, outside of Electric City. The public is welcome. Grant County Fire Dist. 14 to Meet Grant County Fire District...

 

Legals for June 20, 2018

Notice of Change of Regular Meeting Date Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, & Okanogan Counties, Wash. Public Hospital District No. 6, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan Counties, Washington; which operates Coulee Medical...

 
 News    June 20, 2018 

Coulee Cops

Coulee Dam Police 6/2 - An alarm at the National Park Service headquarters on Crest Drive was a false alarm set off by a worker. 6/5 - An officer returned a dog running at large on Camas Street to its yard, but was unable to contact the owner. Grand...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 13, 2018

For Father's Day eve: explosions in the sky

“Ooh! … Ah!” Those words are the universal language for “look at the fireworks!” This Saturday night at 9 p.m. the Northwest Pyrotechnics Association, of which local man Alan Cain is a member, will put on a fireworks show near North Dam on...

 

Newsbriefs

Rec softball gets underway The Grand Coulee Summer Softball League is ready to play ball! The 15 teams who signed up will be playing at North Dam Park, Monday through Thursday, for 10 weeks from June to August, culminating in the league tournament...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 13, 2018

Koulee Kids Fest this weekend

A wide variety of free kid-friendly activities will be offered throughout the community for Koulee Kids Fest this Saturday, June 16, including a live show from entertainer Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein. Children will get a “passport” showing the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 13, 2018

Fireworks off Grand Coulee Dam set for July 4

Yes, the fireworks off Grand Coulee Dam will be on July 4 this year. Doing the show will be Rocketman Pyro, out of Spokane. It is the third straight year for the Spokane firm to light up the top of Grand Coulee Dam. Speaking for Rocketman Pyro, Dan V...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 13, 2018

Center School sale still in process

The sale of the Center School from the Grand Coulee Dam School District to Centerline Development is still in development, but a survey is now required as a part of the process. “The parties want to get it done, and it will happen,” school board...

 

William Eugene "Gene" Fields

William Eugene "Gene" Fields, went peacefully to be with the Lord and his wife, Betty, in heaven on Friday, June 8, 2018. He resided in Wilbur, Washington; he was 87 years old. Gene was born to Joy...

 

Donna May Benton

Donna May Benton, 78, of Elmer City, Washington and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, passed away in Bullhead City, Arizona on November 18, 2017. Donna was born March 4, 1939, in Polson, Montana, to Jimmy...

 

Meetings & Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet this Thursday, June 13, at noon at Sunbanks Resort Lodge Cantina, outside of Electric City. They will be playing Bird Call Bingo with Cheryl Hoffman. The public is welcome....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    School    June 13, 2018

Absent students issues at Lake Roosevelt

A large number of absences from school is a larger factor than are poor test scores in not finishing high school. That’s one of the key points made in a presentation by Lake Roosevelt teachers Brian Daniels and Jeremiah Seekins at Monday’s Grand...

 

Legals for June 13, 2018

Notice of Public Hearing Town of Elmer City The Town of Elmer City will conduct a Public Hearing to consider the Six Year Comprehensive Street Program for 2019 – 2024. The Public Hearing will be held at Elmer City Town Hall, 505 Seaton Ave., Elmer...

 

Coulee Cops

Grand Coulee Police 6/5 - An officer checked on a trailer on Jackson Avenue in Electric City with its door open. The landowner said the tenant hadn’t paid rent for nine months and he was trying to get the trailer removed. A walk-through disclosed t...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 6, 2018

Koulee Kids Fest to offer activities

Children of the coulee will get some stamps in their event “passport” on Saturday, June 16, when Koulee Kids Fest will be held all around the community. Stations will be set up at area businesses where children can enjoy a variety of free...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 6, 2018

Locals help cross-country canoer get around dam

Neal Moore, who is canoeing 7,324 miles on 22 American rivers over the course of two years, received some help getting around the Grand Coulee Dam on the last weekend in May. Elmer City man Jayme...

 

Graduation set for Saturday morning

The Lake Roosevelt High School graduation will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the gymnasium in Coulee Dam, where 34 seniors will be walking on the stage to get their diplomas. Readers can find a special section focused on the graduates...

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 6, 2018

Reclamation to conduct drone flights at Grand Coulee Dam

If you see some unidentified flying objects near the Grand Coulee Dam, don't be alarmed! It most likely isn't aliens studying hydroelectric power, but rather "drones" capturing aerial footage of the...

 

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